Ch 4.7, Ch SDK 4.7 and Embedded Ch 4.7 Released
DAVIS, California, September 28, 2004 -
SoftIntegration, Inc. today announced the availability of Ch 4.7, Ch SDK 4.7 and Embedded Ch 4.7. Ch is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter for cross-platform scripting,
2D/3D plotting, numerical computing, shell programming and embedded scripting.
Ch, Ch SDK and Embedded Ch version 4.7 are the most stable release.
They are significantly improved for embedded scripting.
Ch shell is more compatible with C shell in
both command mode and shell programming.
Thirty-six new APIs are added in
Ch SDK and Embedded Ch
for easier interface with binary C/C++ libraries and embedded scripting.
Major product enhancements
for Ch SDK and Embedded Ch
include input/output redirection, obtaining complete information about
variables and functions in a Ch script, and
interfacing functions with a variable number of arguments.
"Ch and Embedded Ch toolkit provide a framework and development environment that
enabled the development of an extremely flexible Automatic Test Equipment (ATE)
environment. The standard ANSI C/C++ support makes training an issue of the past. The
performance of the Ch interpreter far exceeded our expectations. The technical support
from SoftIntegration was exceptional and sets a standard for other developers to
achieve." said Errol Korpinen, Manager for Test Technology Development
at Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
"I strongly recommend Embedded Ch for all people developing
Script based Test Environments."
"SoftIntegration provides an unmatched level of power and flexibility in
C/C++ scripting and embedded scripting,"
added Dr. Dawn Cheng, president of SoftIntegration.
"The release of Ch, Ch SDK and Embedded Ch version 4.7 is our commitment
to meet our customers' request for powerful script computing."
This new release supports Borland compiler for embedded scripting.
Sample code using VC++, VC.NET, and Borland compiler
to embed Ch into C/C++ applications are included in the distribution.
Ch supports 1999 ISO C Standard (C99) and C++ classes.
Ch also supports many industry standards
with over 8,000 functions
including POSIX, socket/Winsock,
X11/Motif, OpenGL, ODBC, C LAPACK,
GTK+, Win32, and CGI.
Functions in static or dynamical binary
C/C++ libraries can be executed interpretively
in scripting without re-compilation using Ch SDK.
Shell programming and cross-platform scripting
Ch shell is C compatible shell while C-shell (csh) is a C like
shell. Ch is an interpretive implementation of C,
similar to Unix/MS-DOS shells. Ch in Windows includes over
100 commonly-used Unix commands for portable shell programming.
Ch can also be used as a login shell just like sh, csh and ksh.
Ch bridges the gap between the C language and shell languages.
With its built-in string type and many enhanced scripting features,
Ch is an alternative to other scripting languages for
automating repetitive tasks, regression test, and hardware testing
with direct interface to hardware.
2D/3D plotting and numerical computing
Ch supports 2D/3D graphical plotting, C LAPACK,
advanced high-level numerical functions.
Ch has built-in 2D/3D plotting support, generic mathematical
functions and computational arrays for linear algebra and matrix
computations, and advanced high-level numerical functions
for linear systems, differential equation solving, integration,
non-linear equations, Fourier analysis, curve fitting, etc. For
example, linear system equation b = A*x can be written verbatim in Ch.
Ch numerical extensions are the best choice for numerical computing in
the C/C++ domain.
With SoftIntegration graphical library (SIGL), the same
program using 2D/3D plotting features can be executed in Ch
or compiled using C++ compilers without any modification.
Ch is ideal for rapid application development and deployment.
For example, a Control System Toolkit for design and analysis
of linear time-invariant control systems developed in Ch is available.
Interface with binary C/C++ libraries
Ch SDK 4.7 can easily integrate existing C/C++ libraries
as part of Ch scripting modules.
Functions and classes in static or dynamical libraries
can be invoked
in a Ch script file or Ch command shell.
Ch 4.7 is optimized for embedded scripting.
Embedded Ch allows users to embed Ch into other
C/C++ application programs and hardware. It is ideal for open-architecture application integration. With Embedded Ch, C/C++ applications can be extended with all features of Ch.
It allows execution of C/C++ scripts generated dynamically on-line.
Embedded Ch has a small footprint. The pointer and time deterministic nature of the C language provides a perfect interface with hardware in real-time systems.
Ch toolkits and third party software support
Ch supports an increasing number of
third party software applications. It includes Ch Control toolkit,
Ch Mechanism Toolkit,
Ch NAG Statistics Package, Ch CGI toolkit, Ch ODBC toolkit, Ch XML toolkit, Intel OpenCV
for computer vision and image processing,
National Instruments' data acquisition toolkit NI-DAQ and
motion control toolkit NI-Motion,
Barret Technology's Barret Hand robotic manipulator control, and Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, as well as IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
Pricing and Availability
Ch and Embedded Ch for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, HP-UX and FreeBSD are
Ch Standard Edition is free for
both commercial and non-commercial uses in all platforms.
Ch Professional Edition is free for academic use and
costs $399 for personal or commercial use.
About SoftIntegration, Inc.
is the leader of
scripting technology for ubiquitous computing.
SoftIntegration provides infrastructure software and
services for rapid application development and deployment,
scientific numerical computing, embedded scripting,
and Web-based software integration.
Our flagship product -- Ch® is an embeddable C/C++
It is the solution for engineers and scientists, Web programmers,
software developers, C/C++ beginners and experts,
system administrators, real-time programmers,
quality analysts, and instructors and professors.
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